MTI and Index.hu report that the Hungarian Parliament had a record-breaking number of visitors in 2017. More than 600,000 people wanted to see the interiors of the famous sight in Budapest. The Parliament has never had this many visitors before.
647,000 people visited the Hungarian Parliament in 2017, which is 11% more than in the year before.
20.5% of the visitors were Hungarian, and 79.5% of them were foreigners. 30.6% came from outside of the European Union. Interestingly, in the first four months of 2018, more than 201,000 people visited the Parliament which is 18% more than in the first four months of 2017.
Tourists generated a revenue of HUF 1,188,000,000 just by visiting the most popular tourist attraction in the Hungarian capital.
If you are interested in visiting the Parliament yourself, here are the ticket prices according to the official website of the Hungarian Parliament:
Hungarian student/senior: HUF 1300
Hungarian adult: HUF 2400
EU members: HUF 3100
Non-EU members: HUF 6000
The tour takes approximately 50 minutes, and visitors can take a look at the most beautiful parts of Imre Steindl’s masterpiece.
Fun facts about the Hungarian Parliament
The Hungarian Parliament has been recently featured among the top 10 most beautiful buildings in the world on TripAdvisor’s list. Unfortunately, some places cannot be visited within the building, not even if you paid the entrance fee, such as the studies of the President, the Prime Minister and the Presiding Officer. The building has a revolutionary heating, air-conditioning and ventilation system.
There are a ton of interesting short videos on YouTube about the Hungarian Parliament Building that you can watch for free. Daily News Hungary also wrote about these videos, click here to see Part 1 or Part 2.